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    Garwood Trail

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    5.3 km
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    62 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Garwood Trail is an easy route in Tucson’s Saguaro National Park East. This hike is great for hikers of all levels, including families. The terrain is varied (gravel, sand, rock), the views are nice, and there are tons of birds to spot if you fancy yourself a birder. There are also stairs to help you out on the steeper parts. This trail is open to foot traffic and horse traffic, but dogs are not allowed. Expect light to moderate traffic.

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    Route Description for Garwood Trail

    The Garwood Trail is a splendid easy hike in the northern section of Tucson’s Saguaro National Park East. With varied terrain, wildlife, good views, and no major challenges, it’s perfect for a casual outing in nature. This route is suitable for all skill levels and ages. We especially recommend it for an early morning stroll because it’s normally not too busy.

    Dogs are not permitted on this trail, but watch for horse traffic. As with all hikes in the Tucson area, bring lots of water and try to schedule your hike for the cooler mornings or evenings. Good boots are recommended for this trail as some stretches are rocky.

    From the trailhead, take the trail furthest to your left to the first junction, where you’ll turn right onto Garwood Trail. At the next fork, stay left to stay on Garwood Trail. You’ll then stay left twice more before going straight through two back-to-back junctions. Cross a wash and end your route at the T-junction, turning back and retracing your steps. There are plenty of connecting routes should you want to keep hiking a while longer.

    Getting to the Garwood Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Garwood Trail is past the end of E Speedway Boulevard.

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    • Pets allowed


    • Family friendly


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      Out and back

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